Maternity/paternity leave, cost of childcare and flexible working were all discussion points during the Chamber of Commerce panel debate on International Women’s Day.
The conclusion? Guernsey needs an action group to push for change for women – and the Chamber of Commerce is keen to start one.
In an interview with ITV Channel TV, Di De Garis, Vice-President of Chamber said: “We’ve got this great room full of women who want to make some change happen so we spoke about a call to action, let’s set up an industry group, not necessarily just Chamber, across the different groups, get people involved and try and make some practical changes over the course of the next year.”
To get involved, contact Chamber Executive Team member, Brooke Kenyon – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The panel were Di De Garis of De Garis Accounting; Ellie Lawrence, Owner and Director of Flexible Working Solutions; Shelaine Green, Chair of Women in Public Life; and Bella Farrell, CEO of Health Connection. Questions were posed and moderated by Kay Leslie who recently stepped down as Chamber’s Executive Director.